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Dr. Steven RussellENMU Hires New Dean of Education
by Wendel Sloan
Communication Services

Eastern New Mexico University has hired Dr. Steven C. Russell from Central Michigan University to be the new dean of the College of Education and Technology. He begins on Aug. 19.

Russell is currently a dean over five departmSents and seven centers at Central Michigan University, as well as being a professor of special education. [more]

ENMU Names Coordinator of Multicultural Affairs
by Wendel Sloan
Communication Services

Diana Cordova

Diana Cordova has been named coordinator of Multicultural Affairs at Eastern New Mexico University, according to Dr. Gary Musgrave, vice president for Student Affairs. Ms. Cordova, who has a degree from Universidad Complutense de Madrid in Spain, had served as interim coordinator since January.

Ms. Cordova, who speaks English, German and Spanish, and loves Italian food, will supervise the directors of ENMU’s offices of Hispanic Affairs, African-American Affairs, and Native-American Affairs. [more]

Coca-Cola Is Now the Real Thing on ENMU-Portales Campus

by Danny Earp
Vice President for Business Affairs


The Anti-BritneyThe Board of Regents recently approved the selection of Coca-Cola of Clovis as the new vendor for soft drinks on the Portales campus of Eastern New Mexico University.

The transition from the current vendor to Coca-Cola was effective on Monday, July 29. New vending machines have been installed throughout the campus and existing equipment has been removed. [more]

ENMU-Roswell Graduates Special Services Students
by Dona Gutierrez
ENMU-Roswell

ENMU-Roswell Superstar GraduatesA group of 33 students enrolled in the Special Services Occupational Training Program at ENMU-Roswell received completion certificates and words of encouragement during the 15th annual graduation ceremony on campus July 25.

The Special Services program, under the direction of Linda Green, provides educational training and adaptive equipment for students with disabilities. After graduation, most students are able to find employment and live independently. [more]

Candid Camera

Lifehouse musical group
Lifehouse Coming to ENMU – Lifehouse, whose "No Name Face" CD has gone double-platinum on the strength of the number one single "Hanging by a Moment," will be in concert at Eastern New Mexico University's Greyhound Arena in Portales at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 8. Tickets are only $5 for students and $10 for the general public. For more information, contact the Associated Students Activities Board at 505.562.2631.
(courtesy photo)

Ruth Evans retirement party

Science Becomes Ruth-Less – Ruth Evans, long-time departmental secretary for the biology and physical science departments, was recently honored with a retirement reception. Ms. Evans began working at Eastern on Sept. 8, 1980.
(photos by Robert Long)


Upward Bound Students

You're in Good Hands at Our All-State School – These were a few of the Upward Bound students who got a head start on their future by taking college classes at Eastern this summer. The students from area high schools also participated in social and craft activities. Just in case the old adage is true that "idle hands are the devil's workshop," it was felt that having the students make plaster casts of their hands would at least confuse the old rascal. In the top left photo is is Linda Reyes of Clovis High School and David Silva of Ruidoso High School. The top right photo is Celestina (Tina) Martinez, Upward Bound resident assistant and full-time ENMU master's student. The bottom photo is (L-R) DaLinda Black, summer resident assistant, Upward Bound director Doris Anaya, Flor Saenz and Isabel Guerrero from Ruidoso High School, and Monique Lucero from Clovis High School.
(photos by Wendel Sloan)



Personnel Briefs

The Career and Technical Education Division at ENMU-Roswell is pleased to welcome Gretchen Flanary as the Career & Technical Education Grants Project Director. Gretchen was formerly the assistant director of Admissions and Records. She also worked in the Liberal Arts Division on campus. She holds a BA in anthropology from Colorado State University.

Dr. Antony Oldknow, Languages and Literature, presented a paper, "The Popular and the Elite in The Reader Over Your Shoulder" on Saturday, July13, at the Fifth International Robert Graves Conference: Robert Graves and the Uses of History, held at The British School, Rome, Italy, July 9-13.

Lela G. Goar, director for the New Mexico Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, was notified of a $25,000 grant award from the Environmental Protection Agency to further family and consumer sciences teachers' efforts in the state on the "Read the Label First" project. This grant will allow curriculum developed in New Mexico to be launched nationwide.

My personal special thanks to Dr. Thurman Elder, Dr. Contreras, Dr. Young and Dr. Cordova for the excused absences of July 5-8. I attended a training in Newark, N.J., and was elected at the National Level as a Parent Leader. I am now a member of the National Parent Leadership Team with Parents Anonymous, Inc. – Sheila Pettingill.